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POV Previous Broadcasts
Getting Back to Abnormal (Episode #2704)
KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 5:00 AM
What happens when America's most joyous, dysfunctional city rebuilds itself after a disaster? New Orleans is the setting for "Getting Back to Abnormal," a film that serves up a provocative mix of race, corruption and politics to tell the story of the re-election campaign of Stacy Head, a white woman in a city council seat traditionally held by a black representative. Supported by her irrepressible African-American aide Barbara Lacen-Keller, Head polarizes the city as her candidacy threatens to diminish the power and influence of its black citizens. Featuring a cast of characters as colorful as the city itself, the film presents a New Orleans that outsiders rarely see.
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 -- 11:00 AM
The Overnighters (Episode #2802)
KQED World: Sat, Jan 14, 2017 -- 9:00 PM
In a North Dakota town where the oil business is booming, busloads of newcomers find slim work prospects and a severe housing shortage. Pastor Jay Reinke converts his church into a makeshift dorm, allowing hundreds of job-seekers, some with checkered pasts, to stay despite the congregation's objections and neighbors' fears. When opposition to the "overnighters" reaches a boiling point, Pastor Jay makes a decision with shattering consequences. By Jesse Moss.
All The Difference (Episode #2907)
KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 5:30 AM
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college. Follow the young men through five years of hard work, sacrifice, setbacks and uncertainty.
- KQED World: Thu, Jan 5, 2017 -- 11:30 AM